About She Is…


www.SHEis.com is the idea of Jaelin Stickels, a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), who works at a free standing birth center, Nativiti Birth Center, in The Woodlands, TX and owns her own homebirth business, Holistic Heritage Homebirth, serving the North Houston area. Jaelin’s goal was to create a site where women could come for current evidence-based information related to all areas of women’s health. As a Certified Nurse Midwife, she has a passion for women’s health and everything related to it. The site started out as a simple news repository but quickly grew to include original content from amazing women contributors. Today, the site has a team of support staff and contributors, tens of thousands of social media followers and is growing every day.

 www.SHEisSHOP.com is an extension of our SHEis.com website. It allows us to finance not only the continuation of the website but also to give a portion of all profits to women’s charities that we feel are very important.  This store is curated by pregnant and nursing mothers showing their likes and needs for fashion and functionality.  We are constantly looking for new and exciting suppliers and products to add to our store, so check back regularly for updates.

 If you have items you would like to see, we would love to hear from you at support@sheis.com

 Stay Strong,

Jaelin & the SHEis Support Team

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Mission Statement

She is Limitless. We embody the statement, “She is Limitless”, in EVERYTHING we do. In the articles we select, the commentary we publish, the items we sell, and the charities we support.

“Limitless” is illustrated in our logo with the three dots at the end “…” making our logo a bold statement of our overall mission.


Our She is… Team

Jaelin Stickels

Jaelin Stickels

CNM, WHNP-BC, APRN, President & Co-Founder

Jaelin Stickels is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner working at a women’s health clinic and birth center in the Houston, Texas, area. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from University of Texas and a Master’s Degree from Georgetown; she is currently working toward her Doctorate.  She has dedicated nearly 15 years of her life to serving women as a medical professional and is passionate about helping them to be empowered in all aspects of their lives.
Hilary Parchman

Hilary Parchman

Head of Creative Development

Hilary is a marketer and graphic designer.  She graduated from University of Houston in 2013 with Bachelor Degrees in Marketing and Business Management and has since gained experience in a handful of different industries creating a diverse portfolio.  During college, Hilary led her university’s branch of the American Marketing Association and remains a member today.

Hilary is recently married and is a coffee enthusiast.  In her free time she enjoys art, writing, hiking, wildlife, and big game hunting.  She believes in empowering girls and women to get out there and explore new and unusual interests.  She is passionate about growing She Is as a resource and community for women from all walks of life.

Melissa Steindl

Melissa Steindl

Head of Web Development

Melissa is a web developer, graphic designer and photographer. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University of Arkadelphia, AR, in 2010 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Mass Communications. She freelanced in web development and graphic design before joining the She Is team.

Melissa is a wife to Joshua Steindl and mother of two boys. She is active in her church, Faithbridge, and loves to paint, cook and garden in her free time. She met Jaelin Stickels during her first pregnancy, having her babies with Jaelin as her midwife. She is passionate about empowering women in birth, motherhood, and taking steps to live a more natural lifestyle. She wants every woman to know they are strong in who God has made them to be and she is excited that She Is will be a resource for empowering women with knowledge and resources for every interest and walk of life.

Bridget Stickels

Bridget Stickels

Head of Content Management

Bridget Stickels is currently a student at the University of Montana in Missoula Montana.  She is obtaining a double major in Wildlife Biology and Psychology to pursue a career in wildlife conservation.   Bridget considers herself to be a high-maintenance hippie and does not believe her love of the environment and all animals means trading in her designer wear. Bridget was a top level competitive Gymnast until age 16 and later went on to coach for several years in which she gained a passion for inspiring young females to live up to their greatest potential.  Bridget wants to help build a world in which woman feel empowered by their femininity and stop letting it make them feel weak, because there is nothing more intimidating than an intelligent, strong woman who can rock a pair of stiletto heels.

Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts From Our Staff

Do You See A Battery?

"I swallowed a battery." That's what my 2-year old told me after saying his tummy hurt. Imagine, if you will, nursing your newborn and watching your toddler play with his hot wheels, and then BOOM - in comes talk of batteries and tummies. His Nana and Aunt Sarah had...

Delicious and Easy Sourdough Pancakes Recipe

*This post contains affiliate links. Don't worry, I only link to items I actually use. Now that I’ve shown you how to make your own sourdough starter (see here), it’s time to put that starter to good use! If you are like me when I first started making my sourdough...

How to Make a Sourdough Starter

*This post contains affiliate links. Don't worry, I only link to items I actually use. As a mom, I find it very important to pay attention to the nutritional quality of what my family eats. About two years ago, I discovered the wonders of sourdough bread and the old...

The Natural Birth of Milo Henry – The Midwife’s Perspective

Melissa’s birth journey with me started on a Saturday morning. I knew she was tired of being pregnant and very excited to see her sweet newborn baby Milo. I texted her that morning and told her I was going to the Birth Fair and why didn’t she and Josh join me? We were...

The Natural Birth Story of Milo Henry – The Father’s Perspective

Our first son, Preston Alexander, came two days before his due date so Melissa and I thought, as we approached Milo’s due date, that we wouldn’t have to wait long for our second little boy to show up. Milo was due September 30th, and on that day, we went to the mall...

The Natural Birth Story of Milo Henry – The Mother’s Perspective

This is the birth story from my perspective. Stay tuned for Milo's birth from the perspective of my husband, midwife, and best friend! Even though he made me wait an extra week, Milo's birth was amazing and thrilling! When I found out I was pregnant, I asked God to...

Our story of loss and hope – Remembering Eliyah Taylor Steindl

There are two drops of blood that are forever stained in my mind. Two drops on a tile floor in the emergency room that signaled an end to a precious beginning. They can never be wiped clean, they stay with me, but they do not leave me in despair. It all began in...

How I Got Rid of Itchy Belly Rash PUPPs Naturally During Pregnancy

This post contains affiliate links. Not every part of pregnancy is glamorous, especially for the women suffering from PUPPs during pregnancy. What is PUPPS? Pupps, PUPPP (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) also known as PEP (polymorphic eruption of...

Judy tutored Albert Einstein by using his own hair

    Before Albert Einstein had his distinctive style, his hair was nothing special. This frustrated him not only in his social life, but with his research. As he was studying physics, his own hair would prove to be a nuisance by trying to defy the basics of gravity....

The Final Countdown – Waiting for Baby #2

We are in the final week(s) waiting for our second son to be born. I feel so ready, yet so unprepared this time around. With my first baby... With my firstborn, the entire pregnancy was full of preparation, contemplation, and time. I did extensive research for all we...